Hi, I'm Pat
Hello, my fellow Suffolk County Residence,
My name is Patrick Hahn; most people know me as "Pat". I feel it's important to give some background information about myself and some of my life experience. With the hopes that you as a voter will feel confident in making a decision. To stand together and support me as your next Suffolk County Executive.
I was a past candidate for the United States Senate (NY) in 2022. I'm also a proud son of a WW II Navy War Veteran. I also have many family members that also served in different wars. I was raised with Christian values that supports pro-life. I'm a lifelong New Yorker and live in Suffolk County. I have two older brothers, both Suffolk County Residents. Unfortunately, we lost my older brother in 1986. Both my parents are now deceased.
I graduated West Islip High School in 1973. I was active in school sports long with being part of the high school marching band. I played the French Horn. During my high school senior year, I worked part time stacking shelves in a local department store. After graduation, I got a job as a truck driver delivery person, for the Huntington Penny-saver. I later applied for a state job and was hired in 1975 working for Pilgrim State Hospital. I started in the housekeeping department as a cleaner. During my tenure, I moved into a supervising position within the housekeeping department. Later on, I then decided to take the civil service test and was hired to work as a direct care worker. As a Mental Hygiene Therapy Aide.
I also was very active in my CSEA labor Union. Starting as a shop steward then went on to attain a position as a grievance representative. Which entailed defending union members at grievance hearings. From there, I was elected as their President of local 418. I was also elected to CSEA Inc. as a Board of Director in Albany, representing Long Island. In addition, I was elected as a delegate for CSEA and our International Union AFSCME. That gave me the privilege to attend their Union conventions. I was also active and elected to serve on the Human Rights committee which later became affirmative action committee at Pilgrim. During this time, I attended St. Joseph's and Suffolk Community colleges, as a night student part time. Taking specialized courses in Psychology, Early Childhood Development, Fundamentals of Management and Labor Union courses. These courses I had taken was to help me in my job. I recieved no degree from these colleges.
I consider myself to be conservative minded and a constitutionalist. I believe in what our founding fathers created America as, a Constitutional Republic. I support our freedoms, liberties and our rights under the U.S. Constitution. As written by our founding fathers. I will always stand and respect our American Flag. I fully respect and support all our military and law enforcement. I support law and order and equal justice applied for everyone fairly. I support our basic human rights and civil rights. I support the 1964 Civil Rights law. I support Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. position on Civil Rights. I believe in his teachings, as he stated, "I have a dream" speech that was inspirational to everyone". Judge people based on their character and not by the color of their skin.
I'm a Union member of CSEA/AFSCME Local 1000/ AFL-CIO since 1975 to present. I'm now a member in the Suffolk County, CSEA/AFSCME retiree's local 920.
I bought my first house in Suffolk County which I still live in, at the age of 25. I'm happily married and retired. My wife also works in direct care with special needs people. I'm also a proud father of a son who is a Register Nurse. Like most parents, I was very active in my son's school and community sporting programs. Manager for Little League team, Asst. Coach for his soccer team. Was a member of the PTA and booster club. I also volunteered as a chaperon for outdoor actives with his class. I volunteered along with my wife in Boy Scouts. We both founded and opened our own BSA Troop 800 and Cub Scout Pack 800 which we also Incorporated. I'm the Scoutmaster and my wife is Committee chairperson. Troop 800 is the color guard Troop for the TWA Flight 800 Families Assoc. The reason we took the #800. Was because I lost a friend’s daughter on that flight. That I've known since she was little. She married a dentist in my hometown I also knew.
My wife and I also care about what happens in our community. So, we both founded and opened our Center Moriches Watchdog Community Assoc. Incorporated in 2010 to present. We are the neighborhood Civic. I became the President, and my wife as Vice President. We wanted to have a platform for the residence in the community. To have a strong voice on the issues that affect us. We are also members of our community Chamber of Commerce, advocating for small business. I'm an NRA member and active with my 2nd Amendment organization S.C.O.P.E. in Suffolk County. I'm also a merit badge counselor for BSA. I teach scouts numerous merit badges for their Eagle Scout requirements. One I also teach is the safe use and storage of a .22 caliber rifle. Many years ago, I was a President and a range officer of my Gun Club. I enjoyed competitive target shooting and hunting. I'm also President/Founder of the newly formed Long Island 2nd Amendment Association. I am now retired as a volunteer after 25 years in Scouting.
I am a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus, Ancient Order of Hibernians and member of Long Island A.B.A.T.E. I'm a strong advocate for motorcycle safety and awareness on the road. Along with supporting all our military and disabled veterans.
Now that I have given you some of my personal background information. It's time to now state the reason I'm coming out of retirement, to run for a political office. Along with seeking your support and vote for our campaign. To be your next Suffolk County Executive in 2023. I'm Not a Politian! Just a retired blue-collard labor Union healthcare worker. That cares about what is happening in our communities, federal, state and local government. It is time that we have a true people's candidate. That is not part of the status quo establishment. I got tired of sitting back and complaining and not seeing thinks done. So, I decided that I will stand up and be the voice of the people and a fighter to correct the wrong. We now have a great chance for real change in Suffolk County. It has been twenty years since we had a Republican County Executive. Now we have a chance to elect a person who is not a politician and a real grassroots candidate. A community leader and scoutmaster who is a true fighter for all the people of Suffolk County.
Past committee member of the Suffolk County Republican Party. I am a member of the Eastern Brookhaven Republican Club and the Ronald Regan Republican Club. I was a registered candidate for the 2022, U.S. Senate election. At that time, I was able to get around NYS and Long Island on our campaign tour. I was able to speak at numerous public events and meetings. We started our grassroots campaign in 2020 and was able to generate a lot of public interest in my candidacy. However, unfortunately we were not able to get the political parties endorsement. Because the chairman handpicked his own candidate. Therefore, our grassroots campaign was unable to mount a successful primary run. We then withdrew our candidacy at the time.
When elected, I will fight to restore transparency to our local government along with saving taxes. We will have a County Government that works for the people. I will be accountable to "We the People". Not political parties or special interest groups. I will sponsor and support any bill for term limits. I will defend and protect all our constitutional rights, as written. I will strongly be advocating for federal funding for our county. To establish long term healthcare faculties for dual, diagnose (drug addiction and mental health). Along with vocational training and out-patient care support programs. That will deal with dual diagnosed for mental health along with drug additions. I'll advocate every year to get needed federal funds for our infrastructure, roadways, beaches and waterways. I will advocate for motorcycle awareness. For stronger penalties against vehicle accidents that were caused by motor vehicles hitting motorcycles. I will seek to get more funding for our disabled veterans and homeless problems in our county. Along with fighting for the rights of people with disabilities and our senior citizens. I will fight for better security in our schools. I will advocate and support for redevelopment of vacant strip malls and stores. I will not support overdevelopment and I will protect our natural preservation land. I will preserve our quality of life in Suffolk County and protect our suburban way of life. I will get a handle on our drug overdose and Fentanyl problem in Suffolk.
I will shut down the Red-Light Camera's throughout Suffolk County. I will reassure our labor union county workers. That we will negotiate Union Contracts in good faith and honor them in a timely manner. I will reevaluate outside contracts, so we can better utilize our county paid workforce more efficiently. Instead of contracting out services. We will look to consolidate services to better serve Suffolk County to be more cost effective. Without any job cutbacks. I will work closely with the District Attorney's office and our law enforcement agencies. To better protect and serve our communities against gang violence and corruption at all county levels. Together with the community support we will reevaluate and advocate for judicial reform. Along with fighting for victim rights and justice.
I support ways of improving energy efficiency and developing cleaner energy resources. That does not affect our natural habitat and takes away the beauty of Suffolk County. However, I don't support totally doing away with clean fossil fuels. We need them as an additional energy resources and backup.
I will also fight for:
*Protect Small Business
*Pro-Life and protecting the personal life
*Protecting Social Security
*Freedom of Speech publicly and on social media
*Freedom of Religion
*Smaller government with less controls
*More fiscal responsibility to lower taxes and our county debt
We have a lot of work to do in Suffolk County. But I will be working closely with our county legislators through bipartisan resolutions. To safeguard and better serve the residence of Suffolk County.
I hope you now have a better feeling that you know more about me as a person. Along with why I'm asking for your support and vote of confidence.
"Together we can make a difference.”
Pat Hahn for Suffolk County Executive (2023)
(Friends of Pat Hahn)
Equality Meets Opportunity
We the People, deserve a Peoples representative in the Suffolk County Executive office. Our County has been facing an epidemic in drug overdoses. Way before the pandemic. Now the problem has gotten much worse and needs to be addressed immediately.
Our most serious problems in Suffolk County, Long Island need to be addressed.
We have an ongoing problem with drug overdoses and lack of mental health rehabilitation centers for long term care. Among other issues are drug trafficking, gang murders and child trafficking.
Increase in crime in our County and throughout our state. Bail Reform creating a revolving door for criminals to continue their rein of crime and threats to public safety. Our law-enforcement are under attack and constant threats to defund the police departments. The fabric of our society that protects us against criminal elements. That thin blue line from sanity to insanity. We need to protect and support our law-enforcement. Along with weeding out bad cops and holding them accountable for any abuse. But the majority of the police are good people and need our support. We need to maintain law and order. I support and back the blue and our local business owners.
We will work closely through bi-partisan relationships across the political aisles. To get what is needed for all Suffolk County residences and business owners. We will work with the Governor, Federal, State and local government leaders to address the issues for our County, Towns and Villages. So, we can get all the support needed to help with any major problems. We will also work with our farmers, fisherman and agriculture. Along with our civic groups, business owners, Chamber of Commerce organizations as well as with labor Unions. To address their concerns and issues. We will also meet with NAACP along with religious leaders to help with any issues they may have. I will always support our great men and women of our military. We will be transparent and have a strong voice for all of Suffolk County and Long Island. We will work diligently through incentives, to bring back big business to Suffolk County. To create new job opportunities. We will work to lower taxes.
I stand against any Marxist ideology called critical race theory being taught in our schools. Along with gender issues that are not age appropriate. Because it creates racism and violates the Civil Rights act of 1964. I support the philosophy of the great civil rights leader Martin L. King teachings. Remember his famous "I have a dream" speech. Look at a person for their character, not the color of their skin. I stand against this so called "woke" cancel culture. Another Marxist philosophy to go against our history, culture and religion. We will support parent rights for school choice and vouchers. We support the parents right to know what their child is being taught is school. Educators will educate not indoctrinate. No mandates or government overreach.
We will advocate for our seniors, people with disabilities, veterans along with our homeless problems in Suffolk County. We need to make college tuitions more affordable across the board along with better grants. More affordable housing for our younger generation to live in our County and State.
With your vote of confidence and support we can bring back a government of the people, by the people and for the people in Suffolk County.